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Forum: Zeiss Today, 13:39
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By ceasar
The Zeiss Victory 7x42 FL IS also the lightest in...

The Zeiss Victory 7x42 FL IS also the lightest in weight of the group by a large margin because it's casing is made of "fibre re-enforced" plastics. The 8x42 weighs 755 grams or 26.63 ounces.

Bob
Forum: Swarovski Today, 13:17
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By ceasar
They are both listed in Allbinos 8x32 binocular...

They are both listed in Allbinos 8x32 binocular section if you would like to compare...
Forum: Zeiss Yesterday, 22:06
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By ceasar
Some day you are going to want a high quality...

Some day you are going to want a high quality 7x42 and these Zeiss Victory 7x42 FLs are the best of those still available so I suggest that you get it now.

They are getting harder to find and you...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 11th July 2019, 17:44
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By ceasar
:t: I have no problem with the fact that the...

:t:


I have no problem with the fact that the OPs birds are Cooper's Hawks. I know their permanent range extends down to San Diego and the Sharp-shinned Hawk's range does not. Range maps in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 10th July 2019, 14:42
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By ceasar
No, it isn't surprising. It happens all the...

No, it isn't surprising. It happens all the time.

The problem that has come up with these two accipiters is the sound of their begging call. There is a sharp distinction otherwise between the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 10th July 2019, 13:12
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By ceasar
Hi PB, Regarding your comments above on the...

Hi PB,

Regarding your comments above on the "begging calls of Cooper's Hawk fledglings, I thought it would help somewhat if I recopied the differences in the voices of the Sharp-shinned and Cooper's...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th July 2019, 14:31
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By ceasar
I agree. If you want decent quality in this...

I agree. If you want decent quality in this price range the only way to go is with a Reverse Porro Prism.

For an extra $35 bucks or so you can get a Nikon ProStaff 8x25 ATB with waterproofing, a...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th July 2019, 07:29
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By ceasar
Here are all 9 of Nikon's binoculars under 100...

Here are all 9 of Nikon's binoculars under 100 dollars. They can be ordered directly from...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 8th July 2019, 23:45
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By ceasar
I think you are right. I had it confused with...

I think you are right. I had it confused with the 8x30 CL special editions.

Bob
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 8th July 2019, 22:51
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By ceasar
Regarding OPs description of the Hawk's...

Regarding OPs description of the Hawk's "high-pitched screech."

There is a distinct difference between the calls of the Sharp-shinned Hawk and the Cooper's Hawk.

According to Wheeler the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 13:01
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By ceasar
I'm sure it is an adult "Harlan's" Hawk. There...

I'm sure it is an adult "Harlan's" Hawk. There is a similar picture of one (dark morph) at plate 391 in Wheeler's "Raptor's of Western North America."

Bob
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 1st July 2019, 23:13
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By ceasar
It would be interesting to get a better look at...

It would be interesting to get a better look at that hawk's tail. In the words of Wheeler at page 323 in his RAPTORS of Western North America: TAIL -- "There is an incredible array of dorsal tail...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 1st July 2019, 14:47
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By ceasar
FWIW Wheeler's also discusses the variations of...

FWIW Wheeler's also discusses the variations of the tails of the adults of the various sub-species of the Red-tailed Hawk in the chapters devoted to them and he does the same for the juveniles of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 1st July 2019, 03:25
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By ceasar
In Wheeler's Western Edition of his "Raptors of...

In Wheeler's Western Edition of his "Raptors of North America" there are 22 pages of discussion about the colors and traits of the various sub species of the Red-tailed Hawk (mature and juvenile)...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 1st July 2019, 02:13
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By ceasar
It seems that not all RTH's irises darken at the...

It seems that not all RTH's irises darken at the same rate of time. I based the age of this bird on its solidly dark tail.

Wheeler notes, particularly in color Plate #348, an adult "Eastern" RTH...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 30th June 2019, 19:18
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By ceasar
Looks like an adult (tail is completely dark)...

Looks like an adult (tail is completely dark) "Western" (B. j. calurus) light morph Red-tailed Hawk. Very large talons and tarsii.

Bob
Forum: Nikon Saturday 29th June 2019, 19:54
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By ceasar
Mike, I don't wear glasses or other sight aids...

Mike,

I don't wear glasses or other sight aids and I still use the horned eye cups with the eye cups in the closed (down) position. If I extend the eye cups and then put the horned eye cups on...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 29th June 2019, 19:29
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By ceasar
Yes. Holding the wings in a high V shaped...

Yes. Holding the wings in a high V shaped dihedral position while soaring or gliding is an indicator.

Rocking side to side while doing it is also an indicator.
Forum: Nikon Saturday 29th June 2019, 11:56
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By ceasar
Hi Mike, I'm just curious here; but didn't your...

Hi Mike,

I'm just curious here; but didn't your EDG 7x42 come with a set of slip-on "Horned Eye Cups?" (I know they are too big for the E2.)

I have a set that came with my 10x32 EDG and I find...
Forum: Leica Saturday 29th June 2019, 11:41
Replies: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By ceasar
Leica has had the diopter integrated with the...

Leica has had the diopter integrated with the focus wheel on their binoculars since 1993 when they introduced the Trinovid BA...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 29th June 2019, 11:18
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By ceasar
Agree it is a Turkey Vulture.

Agree it is a Turkey Vulture.
Forum: Leica Friday 28th June 2019, 12:50
Replies: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By ceasar
Isn't the diopter adjustment wheel integrated...

Isn't the diopter adjustment wheel integrated with the focus wheel in the 32mm Ultravids.

Pull it out to set it and push it back in to lock it.

I wasn't aware that there were any problems with it....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 28th June 2019, 12:27
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By ceasar
If you are interested in learning more about the...

If you are interested in learning more about the varieties of Red-tailed Hawks in North America along with other North American raptors you can pick up a used copy of Peterson's Field Guide; "Hawks...
Forum: Vortex Thursday 27th June 2019, 22:35
Replies: 18
Views: 2,195
Posted By ceasar
Your binocular had so many problems that I am...

Your binocular had so many problems that I am surprised that Vortex didn't replace your binocular with a new one under their warranty.


https://vortexoptics.com/vip-warranty
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 27th June 2019, 22:17
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By ceasar
Lightly marked Eastern Red-tailed Hawk. Note the...

Lightly marked Eastern Red-tailed Hawk. Note the "back strap" markings on its scapulars and its lightly marked belly band and dark malar mark. Gray squirrels are a typical prey.

Bob
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